A NCNCHINC Editorial: Legalized Marijuana in California influence on Other States

 

A NCNCHINC Editorial: Legalized Marijuana in California influence on Other States

 

If Marijuana is legalized in California how will it influence laws in the state of Florida?  If a person is not on any form of travel restrictions, he would have the right to travel to California to purchase marijuana legally and consume it.  Certain agencies would have to lift there ban of services to people for positive urine traces of marijuana.  Because as a Florida citizen I have the right to travel to California without a passport and enjoy the legal activities of that state and therefore it must be presumed that I legally travelled to the state to consume these legal drugs.

 

If California legalizes marijuana can a state or city government of another state deprive their employees the rights of a US citizen to smoke marijuana in California? This will be a major question of law that may have to be answered by the Supreme Court.  For example, supposed I am a Correctional Officer in the state of Florida and off duty I purchase marijuana from the local pot dealer and smoke it.  Then 20 days later I take a urinalysis and am found positive for THC?  Can they fire me?  I would think not, because it is legal to smoke in California and who’s to say I did not visit California to smoke weed.  This is a requirement of the law, because a person has to be assumed innocent until proven guilty.  And a person who is not on travel restrictions should not be required to produce travel records and who’s to say I did not travel by car, if I just came off for 10 days vacation?

 

Therefore legalization of Marijuana in the state of California makes it legal to have dirty urine nationwide to all government agencies and employees, but not legal to possess.  If a person is not caught red handed it has to be acknowledged they did not commit a crime.

 

I think if it is legalized in California, states like Florida will have not choice but to legalize it also.  Because everybody will smoke it if they choose to anyway, knowing there will be no legal ramifications unless caught in the possession of the cannabis.  

 

Legalizes Marijuana Under California but not Federal Law.

Permits Local Governments to Regulate and Tax Commercial Production, Distribution, and Sale of Marijuana.

Initiative Statute.

Official summary:

Allows people 21 years old or older to possess, cultivate, or transport marijuana for personal use. Permits local governments to regulate and tax commercial production and sale of marijuana to people 21 years old or older. Prohibits people from possessing marijuana on school grounds, using it in public, smoking it while minors are present, or providing it to anyone under 21 years old. Maintains current prohibitions against driving while impaired.

Summary of estimated fiscal impact:

Savings of up to several tens of millions of dollars annually to state and local governments on the costs of incarcerating and supervising certain marijuana offenders. Unknown but potentially major tax, fee, and benefit assessment revenues to state and local government related to the production and sale of marijuana products.[3]

 

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Gambino charges of DUI to Reckless Driving a Setup

Gambino charges of DUI to Reckless Driving a Setup

 

I know a lawyer needs a lawyer, like a doctor needs a doctor.  And as a paralegal by education, I know I cannot properly defend myself, but I also know I am presumed innocent until proven guilty.  This country spends too much on the judicial system to allow these kangaroo justice systems like the one in Highlands County to function as it does. What is going on is unjustifiable and the culprit may well be President Obama administration and Attorney General Eric Holder.

 

The bottom line is we spend about $25G per year on the average to incarcerate people, because the system is vindictive and out for revenge against the poor. And what is the poor guilty of, for being uneducated to economics, for having a bad break and not rebounding or simply from being a product of oppression.  We have to fight oppression and we need to address the unethical judicial system starting right here in Highlands County Florida.

 

First I am told; I was intoxicated based on Florida Statues, and it turned out to be untrue.  The level limit is 0.08%.  There is not statue that states anything to the contrary when dealing with adults over the age of 21 years old.  There is no statue as I was told by a paralegal from the Public Defenders Office at the court house who was supposed to be on my team, which states a presumption of intoxication for an adult starts at 0.04 to0.08 percent.  She had no right to tell me that!  I was within the legal limit at 0.063%.

 

I am poor today, I might not be poor tomorrow, but I am poor today and it is my right to a legal defense.  I realize that the system is overwhelmed with cases and the Public Defender’s office as too many cases and not enough personnel.  However is this reason to put people into the system and on probation?  Of course not!  So why is there a rush to justice?

 

How a routine traffic stop goes from DUI to now a suggested reckless driving violation, I do not understand.  How are these people so in touch with what was going on in my mind to even assume that I wonton or willfully disregarded for the safely of property or people.  To say I do not care about others or that I intentionally tried to hit a cop car is absurd.  There was no car accident!

 

Now they want me to plead guilty for almost hitting a cop car because I did not care about him and had something against cops, but I feel it is the other way around.  How could I ever plead guilty to such a thing?  So next they can pull me aside and mug me and say he hates cops and it is documented.  This is a setup!  And to top it off, there is no record of my traffic violation at the County Clerks Office until this day.  A Setup!

Frank Paul Jones aka Gambino told he Faces 10 Years on DUI Charge

Frank Paul Jones aka Gambino told he Faces 10 Years on DUI Charge

 

In my arraignment today, I think I experienced first hand (UPL) unauthorized Practice of Law.  This is a term many of us paralegals learn in college, to prevent us from trying to play lawyer.  It is considered UPL to give legal advice, only a lawyer can do this.  I was told I was facing 10 years behind bars on my DUI charge, because of my prior DUI back in the late 80’s.  With no mention of the clemency I received in 1998 by then Governor Lawton Chiles.  I was told that I should plead bargain because though the legal limit is 0.08, between 0.04 and 0.08 is presumably intoxicated and that it was in the statue, but it was not shown to me.

 

I felt pressured to plea bargain, however my attorney advice was to show up in court and a plea of not guilty was already made for me.  I felt like I was a victim of the good cop bad cop syndrome.   Because I was told what to do by the office of the Public Defender, but at the same time a paralegal advised me on the law from the same office, in a deniable manner.  She told me what I can do and should do based on information that was guess work.  My lawyer was not present in court today.

 

The paralegal who is supposed to be on my side made the offer that you would have expected from the State Attorney’s Office.  I find this troubling, because I am a paralegal by education and I felt nervous by this tactic, so can you imagine the pressure felt by the other 7 or 8 people she approached before she approached me.  We were told not to talk to the state attorney, but the Public Defender Paralegal spoke to us in their behalf, negotiating plead bargains.

 

Yes I might go to jail for writing this article, but like Rev. Jesse Jackson said silence is consent, and he is so right!   If I do not speak up now, about something whereby to speak up puts my butt on the line, in such a small way, what good will I be to the movement when my life may be on the line.

 

I know I was in misdemeanor court and can get no more than one year of jail time, I graduated on the top of my class.  I am not stupid.  But they might come after me with something different for bucking the system.  But it was so unprofessional and unethical that I and many people less educated people than I had to face the judge and the state attorney without a lawyer present.  How can a judge accept a guilty plea by a person who has no lawyer present to advise him/her on the right they have to be presumed innocent until proven guilty?

 

I pleaded non guilty and have a pre trial conference on 20 September 2010.  What is next?  Oprah Winfrey, AL Sharpton, Jesse Jackson or someone who attracts media attention has to come here. What is going on here is only written about in fictional movies, it is so unreal.

Non Profit Community Can Stimulate Black’s Economy

Non Profit Community Can Stimulate Black’s Economy

 

We all know that working in the non profit sector is no get rich scheme. Often you work longer hours and earn less pay in the non profit sector.  Just like a for profit organization a non profit organization has to turn a buck to be economically feasible and sustainable.  The reward in the non profit sector is that often you can do something you enjoy doing that is fulfilling in your life.  It is a great opportunity to help people.

 

A lot of non profit organizations however are losing their 503 c 3 status, because they are not properly filling out their tax returns.  This is sad that it is happening at a time when more people than ever need the help of the non profit sector.

 

What is the real difference between the non profit organization and a for profit corporation?  The real difference between for profit and non profit is how the money earned from the corporations is paid out to the people. This is beyond the scope of this article.

 

Understanding that we live in a consumer driven economy and the black community is the underserved and underdogs of America.  An interdependent black community can be an essential part of the rebuilding of America’s economy.  We at the National Community Network and Coalition of Highlands, INC (NCNCHINC) believe that a dead economy is economics not in motion.  People are not working because consumer spending is down, because people are not working.  It is a catch 22!  If we as a community put people back in motion, people will be able to spend more and it would put people back to work. What is work?  It is the inclusion into the labor force for compensation.

 

The only way the black community is going to rebound from the economic crisis, which is a depression among blacks is to recycle.  When I say recycle I am talking about moving money within the community and keeping it in the community as long as necessary to produce more revenue.  How can this be done?

 

We have to have a community business plan incentive.  Everyone cannot be a beer jug joint or drug dealer.  We need essential business institutions to sustain our economic stability.  We need a grocery store with food in it. We need our own laundry mate.  We need within the community a hair solon and barbershop that also sells hair supplies.  We need entrepreneurs to step up and sell vegetables on stands daily in some of our vacant lots and compensate the land owners for the use of his property; they too have to pay taxes.  We need black media to define our black people.  We need restaurants so we can stop handing our money to McDonald’s and the Illuminati.  We need affordable housing and daycare. I can go on but the article will never end.  The Honorable Rev. Frank Paul Jones says we need us to take back our community and stop the oppression of our own people for crumbs. 

 

We need eat the meat, through non profit leadership!

 

 

 

The Southern Black Churches Still Dance to a White Jesus

The Southern Black Churches Still Dance to a White Jesus

 

The black church of the South, still dances to the bogymen; as they fear this imaginary monster they identify as God.  I visited a couple of churches and found the same scenario, in that they worship a white Jesus, until this day.   I looked around me and could not find a white face in the congregation, yet on the big scene more noticeable than the preacher man stood an image of a white Jesus in the background while scriptures from the KJV of the bible was displayed before the congregation to read.

 

I was astonished as the preacher man in his 70’s put on a song and dance show, speaking in codes to his fellowship.  As he danced and performed during his sermon, I could not help but to notice the image of a white Jesus.  So I asked a woman did she notice this also and she replied, “What did you expect?”  Then I realized it was not an abnormality, but is customary in the South to worship the white Jesus image.

 

This made me reflect on an earlier conversation with black men in the South.  They consider it an act of blasphemy to as much as question the authority of the Bible.  And they believe Jesus is white and they are inferior to the white man.  These people are conscience of their dark skin pigmentation which is a form of self hatred.  Often they think light is right.  When in reality often their dark pigmentation is a result of the hot climate they must endure.  So to them even a Northern black man is better than a Southern black man, simply because of his lighter pigmentation.  So I guess I will lose a few points as I dig in down here on my mission.

 

Let me tell you about the backwards Southern Negro, not all just the backwards ones.  One fool told me before he speaks against God, now we understand his god is a white god image, he would smoke crack.  Another fool said, I am not saved but I do not play with god.  Referring to questioning the authority of the bible, he said the bible is god.

 

I have never experienced such a backwards community in all of my adult life.  I said to a cousin I need to start dealing with church members because these people outside of the church are backwards.  Then I visit churches to find out they worship a white Jesus.  What makes this a devastating blow is that the people on the outside are as afraid of the white image Jesus as they worship the nonsense.

 

The issue is not about whether or not Jesus is or was Black, White or other.  Because those who know the truth are conscious of this and search for the truth as the truth evolves.  Because a fact today can be old news tomorrow; the traveler is on a constant search for knowledge.

 

All to say it is obvious, the South is still a segregated community.  Whereby you have the slave masters and slaves literally and mentally and the white Jesus symbol represents the man.  The man is the judicial system or legal system.  The pass is that if they believe in the white Jesus image and preach about a white god, they get a do not go to jail free pass.  And those black Negros with independent minds that think outside the box must be controlled and identified.  I have been identified and they have been exposed!

Lil Wayne’s Federal and State convictions could Run Concurrent

Lil Wayne’s Federal and State convictions could Run Concurrent

 

I think Lil Wayne really needs to get an OJ Simpson type legal team, because he is really fighting for his life.  Another day of freedom is not guaranteed to Lil Wayne.  They can forever come up with new charges.

 

He is said to have had a lawyer attempt to postpone the Federal case in Arizona.  Is that really a wise legal maneuver?  There is a term called concurrent sentencing and what happened in New York City can be rectified in sentencing him to serve his sentences concurrently. 

 

A concurrent sentence is a cumulative sentence when two convictions are served in prison at one time, basically in one place.  A Federal and State Conviction can be served together even if the convictions took place in different times.

 

It would seem that if Lil Wayne is to be the fall guy for the Cash Money and Young Money entourage he should go after the best deal and accommodations.  The case in Arizona was a DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) bust and therefore Federal.  Federal prison terms are usually longer than state conviction sentencing, but the accommodations are more advantageous for a man in the entertainment business at celebrity status.

 

If Lil Wayne gets convicted by the FEDS and goes to court ASAP or immediately, the state of New York has the responsibility to see to it that he makes his appointments required by law and a Federal case requires his attendance. 

 

Meanwhile the FEDS want to increase the bail to the $150G area, when he is being held and is incarcerated in the state of New York.  I have to watch this one, because a blessing in disguise would be for the FEDS to remove him from Rikers Island and send him to MCC-Detention Center in Manhattan a Federal holding facility.  Then a wise move would be to have his case moved from Arizona to New York City because it is now his domicile.  Then he just might get a concurrent sentence, with excellent legal representation.

 

What is the sentencing guidelines for a two time loser in the Federal System for the crime he allegedly committed is at question, however regardless the Federal Court System is not limited to Arizona can the case can be moved and should be moved to New York City.

 

Steve Harvey the comedian, author, actor and radio personality is said to be a adviser of Lil Wayne.  Well this is advise to be considered seriously with a legal team and can be the basis of his choice for legal representation. 

 

My Report on MP-3 and Music Industry Dilemma

dscn01391My Report on MP-3 and Music Industry Dilemma

 

To: President Barak Obama

From: Frank Paul Gambino Productions

Date: 16 March 2009

 

A mildly beneficial Mercury- Venus aspect on your birthday will encourage you to be more forward in both your thinking and your conversation. You have a lot of good ideas to offer the world but unless you speak up about them how will the world know?

 

You don’t always find it easy to express your point of view but with communications planet Mercury transiting your sign words will tumble out of you as and when you need them. Be careful though that you don’t say too much. Some things are better left unsaid.

Dear, Mr. President

I think your multitasking approach is outstanding, but we must not forget the arts as in the music industry.  Instead of writing a long letter, I will link you to several articles I wrote on the subject.  I do not just mention the problem but the solutions as well. 

What are Obama’s plans for the music industry?

Music Industry and MP-3 Complexities we must address

Charge MP-3 Memory or Drive Space Taxes

A Distribution Network waiting for Marching Orders

The Rise of the Underground by JDJJ

 

You are right some things are better left unsaid, especially when you have a self-righteous family.  I am about to give up on them, trying to prove things to them is futile, their minds are made up.

My family members and friends can recite every scripture but never mentions this one.  So I realize their disbelief is as preordained as my life in whole and things are better left unsaid to keep the peace and prevent an all out fallout.

 

A Prophet without Honor

 

13:54-58 pp—Mk 6:1-6

 

Mt 13:53 When Jesus had finished these parables, he moved on from there. 

Mt 13:54 Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?” they asked. 

Mt 13:55 “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? 

Mt 13:56 aren’t all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?” 

Mt 13:57 And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “Only in his hometown and in his own house is a prophet without honor.”

Mt 13:58 And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.  

 

 

 

Janet Jackson on the Studio Hush, Hush

jimmy20jam-spx-01147011Janet Jackson on the Studio Hush, Hush

 

The word is out that Janet J. is working on her 11th studio album and she will be working with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis of Flyte Tyme Productions which is actually located in Los Angeles California.  What people do not know is that there are at least three other big named producers involved in this project.

 

And, yes contrary to the rumors that there is no talks taking place between the Camp Janet and Live Nation, the truth of the matter is Live Nation is trying to save face, after a whack offer of a one album and tour deal.  Now both sides have to take a deep breath and exhale and get down to some serious talks.  No artist in there right mind is going to bet their career on the year 2009, when President Barak Obama himself is not even certain about a full economic recovery this year, when everyone knows music, song and dance comes out of discretionary spending.

 

Sure with Janet’s fan base and some good music she can continue her tour successfully and put out a hit in 2009, but she would be a mere setup woman for the next person to come out with something good and she knows this, so Black Doll is looking for a multi year multi tier deal and not just a deal to be the setup for the success for others, but wants the opportunity to reap from the fruits of her labor at a later date as she does her part to assist in the economic recovery.  The 2009 tour will include charitable shows as well.  The Latest Project is currently unnamed to the public.

Open Letter Janet Jackson’s Negotiations

imag01952To: Mark Mays & Michael Rapino

From: Frank Paul Gambino

RE: Open Letter Janet Jackson’s Negotiations

Date: 7 February 2009

 

To: Janet – Some basic Necessities

 

#1: Home Studio fully equipped DAW to record SACD Quality

#2: Sign your brothers and try to get Michael and Alicia

#3: Buy at least 1,000 Beats & hire people into poetry as writers

#4: Think about the location of the studio and office

#5: Tour Support and Sponsorship for technology experimentation and charitable tours such as the USO

#6: Let Jermaine Dupri go his separate ways to Sony or whatever he is the problem.

#7: Option to hire full time band to work on studio and tour music

#8: Major Distribution or recorded works

#9: Clear Channel Communications commitment to airplay

 

To: Live Nation – So what if we fall short let these conditions be the starting point to Janet ongoing negotiation for a record label.

Janet’s Live Nation Contract Negotiations Still on Table

We start here and it can end here as well.  All we need lawyers for is to write out these negotiations into a contract.  To do this the four entities have to settle on timing these events.

Janet gets $100 Million in a 5 year deal that is extendable to 7 years, which provides for maternal leave in case of pregnancies.  The contract will include 3 CD’s, 3 Movies roles, a 6 months show at a Casino to be named and two world tours.  I do not know the specifics of Madonna and Jay Z’s contracts but this is fair deal and can go under auspicious aspect of the Live Nation relationship and therefore be a Live Nation contract.  I want this cleared ASAP

 

Clear Channel Communications:  $10 Million will give up some publishing

 

You will insure we get radio airplay.  We will give up some of the publishing rights to the albums done on Warner Music Group.

 

Live Nation: $40 Million for three engagements

 

You handle tour promotions and productions.  We will spend about 1 ½ years on the road over a 4 to 6 year period & 6 months in the Casino working about 3 days a week.  You cover the expenses for personnel in conjunction with the USO and the Military via approval of the Pentagon.

 

Paramount Pictures: $25 Million + more Based on Movies performances.

 

I want three movie roles, each leading a bigger role and the last role will be the making point to a new contract.  We will select our roles and there will be no sex scenes.  We want that crime drama superhero type of stuff.

 

 

Warner Music Group: $25 Million + more Based on album performances and Record label.

 

You get 3 SACD’s over 6 years.  We will record the albums out of our home studio that will be provided by you.  We will be able to sign a few artists to her label.   The music will be self produced.

 

 

Tour Insurance & Contract Negotiations

 

Contact these people Marsh Insurance Brokers.  I want basically all the necessary insurance policies that will be covered by Live Nation.  I addition Live Nation will cover the premium to insure ticket sales, meaning if we sale a certain amount of tickets for a show, which will hopefully be a sellout in almost every case through good marketing practices, we are insuring they will perform the show or do the show on a later date, postpone the show or replace the show with another show at a later date.

 

The insurance policy is based on a breakeven point and an expected profit margin and a net profit gain to be negotiated in advance.  Once we meet a certain agreed ticket sales level we sign the pre-negotiated contract. 

 

Make sure when scheduling the shows you leave some lead way to make up shows, I want actual dates like they do in baseball for rainouts to be able to makeup a missed show do to illness , transportation problems and so on.  When booking the shows remember we are dealing with a human being and not a machine, we have to have down time scheduled in to either rest at the moment in time or if rest is necessary we can perform on a scheduled rest day.

 

I want you to try to setup booking with makeup dates in mind if possible.  In other words say we book on the October 22nd and we are free on the 23rd that could be a makeup date; however all shows will be indoors if possible.  I repeat if possible.  In return for this insurance policy paid for by Live Nation with Marsh Insurance Brokers we will give up a small percentage of our share of the agreed arrangements.  Be reasonable we are partners in this!

 

The agreement is this we sell the tickets we get the contract in advance of the end of the tour, so we can plan our future arrangements.  I did not plan on Janet doing MTV, but if that is what she wants so be it, it could become big, but my focus is not on an particular event other than this tour, we can schedule this in it can become big if done right.  Like I said as a springboard I want her to send out agents to represent her to weed out those who are simply not talented, then let her take the spotlight when it starts to get serious at MTV.  Before she actually recruits we get paid for name recognition and promised future appearances.  We can do a Janet review at the end of each show like they do in those Model shows even if she did not do the recruiting at the beginning of the shows events.

 

Here is a reminder of what I am talking about & I want the airplay by Clear Channel Communications to be part of the tour support as of yesterday:

 

Projected Schedule

 

World Tour: 2008 -2009 End by June 2009 to include USO Tour

 

Film first movie summer 2009

 

First SACD Release late 2009

 

Film second movie fall 2010

 

Second SACD Release late 2011

 

Casino Performance:  2011 – 2012 six months

 

Film third movie winter 2012

 

Third SACD Release Early 2013

 

World Tour: 2013 Summer thru fall

 

 

 

 

SACD Recordings are ongoing

 

Radio Airplay Ongoing

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Frank Paul Gambino

 

 

 

Simple Solutions to big Problems & Discipline

eye1Simple Solutions to big Problems & Discipline

 

To: President George W. Bush & President Elect Barak Obama

From: Frank Paul Gambino

Date: 5 December 2008

 

Although a Sun-Mars union on your birthday will endow you with almost limitless levels of energy, if you don’t plan carefully this year you will waste most if not all of it. You need a vision and you need a plan. Most of all you need self-discipline.

 

You want to change something about your life but other people want you to keep it just as it is. You may be reluctant to hurt their feelings but, ultimately, it’s your feelings that matter, so do what you feel to be right. They’ll agree with you one day.

Am I writing to the wind?  All I have been doing for the last year or two was mapping out a comprehensive plan not just for me but for the Nation, Family and Associates, putting my personal needs last. What you are saying is that I do not necessarily need a plan, but need a plan of action, meaning take things into my own hands, and then if I do this you will bitch about the rules.  My authority is limited to all talk and no action.  We all know if I got a gun and went after my enemies nobody could stop me until the rampage is completed at which time a work or art would become a huge chaos.

As for discipline, all I demonstrated for the last 15 years was discipline; I almost lived the life of a Monk, doing very little to gratify my physical pleasures as I have been mock with rare and in-between flings.  This is subject to change.  What you need to ask is how much more will I take, do you think I will accept these conditions for another year or make examples out of people as a symbol of bad faith in your part.

On the contrary to all this bullshit I am reading this morning you’ll need to make moves, the economy is screwed up and the state budget if screwed, and all they can do is come up with the same old tactics which is more taxes.  New York City needs to sell OTB a losing industry and legalize Casino Gambling, little simple things that the City and its people will welcome could turn things around and add tax revenues overnight and create a new movement in investment capital in construction.  They are talking about more business taxes and tolls people are going to leave New York City at some point, instead of moving in if my plan is implemented. 

It all starts at the basic move which is the sales of OTB, it would legalize the booking industry for people who have for many years operated illegally and end the need for illegal booking and that is the problem with OTB, it is competing with an industry that has been operating in the streets of New York City many years before the City and pays better odds and not taxes on the exchange, who is entrenched and known to be reliable for making timely payouts.  If you look at the numbers game it is not really a gamble with odd greatly in the bookies favor, but it is a smooth operation that actually can be manipulated, like any sport it deals with real people, their abilities and motives, this is what puts the odds in the bookies favor and not just the numbers in the odds.  Whereby OTB is just s dumb operation designed to create jobs at the cost of tax payers and it is the special interest holding back on these maneuvers to create new tax revenue.

The Casino Gambling Act would not only create new tax revenue but would also create 1,000’s of jobs both civilian and government, I mean we will need oversight and security which would probably be supplied by the state.  And the habitual losers will naturally be people with addictive personalities, in the worst case scenario people who would spend there money on drugs and alcohol, would get there drink on for free and throw their money away because they hate money anyway because it only feeds their addictions.  Sure on occasion a hard working honest person will screw up at a casino, but if he or she is honest it will be a lesson learned.  New York City will not become sin city number two, but the attraction I believe will reduce crime overall, because of the nature of the city and the people we will put to work.